The next dotcom bubble
The dotcom bubble was a result of wannabe successors of Amazon and Ebay. It's interesting to see the similar dynamics between then and now shaping up.
Onzeklas.com was the first website I ever built. A place to connect my fellow students on everything high school. That was 1999. I don't remember where I made it, but it was in a website builder. Geocities, Homestead, AngelFire. Maybe FrontPage or Dreamweaver.
What I do remember is that there were a lot of options. These were called website builders or WYSIWYG-editors. Best thing: you didn't need to know "code" (HTML). A result of the dotcom hype. That was 22 years ago.
Fast-forward to today: #nocode is the latest and greatest. Just check Product Hunt, HN or IH. Build (admitted, more complicated) websites by simply dragging and dropping!
That got me to think.
In the early 90s, we saw the birth of sites like Amazon and eBay. What followed were solutions to build your own online business. And now with success stories of platforms like Shopify and Etsy, we're overloaded with solutions to create your own.
It makes me wonder what all that will lead to in 2 - 3 years.